Nexus has launched a new web microsite to provide information to parents and children on the best way to travel to school by bus.
The microsite was launched this week, just in time for the new academic year.
On the site www.nexus.org.uk/schoolbus users can access interactive journey planning software that allows them to plan and map their route from home to the school gate.
The site also lists routes and times for around 300 special ‘scholars buses’ provide by Nexus across Tyne and Wear, broken down by school.
Tobyn Hughes, Director of Customer Services at Nexus said: “Our new microsite will help parents and their children plan the best way to school.
“There’s information for schools across Tyne and Wear to help young people travel sustainably – and with a Pop Under 16 card public transport costs only £1 a day.
“We think the site will be a great help where children have moved up to secondary school and are making a new journey for the first time”
Nexus currently provides school transport for 58 schools throughout Tyne and Wear, with around 300 different services every day.
Scholar’s buses are open to anyone. They are timed to arrive and leave no more than 15 minutes before or after the school day begins and ends
The microsite also provides links to downloadable area guides for different parts of Tyne and Wear containing full bus, Metro, rail and ferry routes, as well as a frequency guide for each service.